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Higher Copper Prices! But, for How Long???

Everyone will agree copper prices have been volatile the last few months and when asked what is the cause of the lower value, most everyone would point their fingers at China, the largest consumer of US scrap copper. However, on Wednesday, several non-Chinese factors sent copper futures upward, which has many scrap producers saying, "YES! YES! YES!" The LME's 3-Mo copper…

Replacing Old, Metal-framed Windows Adds Value in Hot Home Market

Ah, summer. The season of popsicles, pool parties, backyard BBQs, and for many, moving! Approximately half of all home sales occur during the summer months. With a red-hot housing market, buyers and sellers are doing everything they can to get the most out of their homes. If you are one of those that are moving into a new home this…

Support Local Tacoma, WA School Through Recycling

The Rainier View Elementary PTA and Calbag Metals Tacoma are teaming up again to host the 5th Annual Scrap Metal Recycling Drive. Last year we raised over $6,000 dollars. Help support Rainier View Elementary School by donating your scrap metal and/or used electronics (some restrictions apply) to the school or the Calbag Metals Tacoma location. All the money raised from…
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Firefighters Train At Calbag Metals

Calbag Metals Family Member SurvivesTacoma Fire Department firefighters regularly train at Calbag Metals in Tacoma for high risk, tactical operations including the tools and procedures needed to save someone trapped in a a car.  While Calbag Metals in Tacoma often provides vehicles and a location for firefighter training, in December, one of our very own employees had a child walk…
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Demolition Leads to Recycling at Hanford Nuclear Power Site

Calbag Metals Will Recycle These Transformers From Area 300. Transformers Technologies, a sister company to Calbag Metals, has removed three electrical substations at the Hanford Nuclear Power Plant site and is not charging a fee for the removal.  For payment, Transformer Technologies will recycle the metals salvaged from the site, reducing both environmental impact and the money taxpayers pay for cleanup. The Department…
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